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The Strip District: Shantytown: Looking Northwest


CAPTION: Depression living,
early 1930s. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Contact print from glass negative.
NOTES: St. Elizabeth's in the background.
Also known as a "Hooverville," "Hoovervilles" sprang up
across America in the 1930s.  They took their name from
President Herbert Hoover who was in office when the
"Great Depression" began.
Another view, towards the railroad,
gives some sense of the size of "Shantytown." 
PHOTOGRAPHER: Brady Stewart.
DATE: c1930.
HEADING: Pittsburgh. Depression.
#: A1027.  
From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department,
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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